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Round 9 Team News: Battle of the bite as Bulldogs take on Tigers

The Bulldogs will field a mostly unchanged team into Saturday's Round 9 clash with the Tigers at Accor Stadium.

The Bulldogs will be gunning for their fourth-straight win at home this season, having notched thrilling victories over the Titans, Roosters and Knights at Belmore and Sydney Olympic Park so far.

While Chris Patolo drops out from the starting lineup due to injury (knee), Kurt Mann returns from a hand fracture to play his first match since Round 5.

Local junior Bailey Hayward retains his spot in the 17, after playing a key role in the 36-12 win over the Knights in the Bulldogs' last match at Accor. Over 17,000 fans packed the stands that day to watch the Bulldogs clinch their third match of 2024. With this weekend's local derby set to be a fierce battle between two up-and-coming sides, the Club is calling on fans to once again rally behind the blue and white breed.


Second rower Viliame Kikau, centre Bronson Xerri, and winger Josh Addo-Carr hold down a lethal left edge, while Jacob Kiraz, Stephen Crichton and Drew Hutchison build on a strong combination on the right. Kiraz will mark his 50th game in Club colours.

Jacob Preston remains an outside chance to return from a jaw injury (fracture), pending clearance from the medical team. He will be assessed as he progresses through the week. Preston joins a strong list of reserves including Poasa Fa'amausili, Toby Sexton and Jake Turpin, while Blake Wilson takes 18th man (returning from illness).

The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports. For fans wanting to get out and enjoy what promises to be an exciting local derby between two vastly improving sides in 2024, visit Ticketek now to secure tickets.

No. Player Sponsor
1 Connor Tracey Sydney City Building Group
2 Jacob Kiraz Dental on Evaline
3 Bronson Xerri Penny’s Crispy Pork Crackling
4 Stephen Crichton (c) Juice Lab & Co Bankstown
5 Josh Addo-Carr Defiant Digital
6 Matt Burton Lira Financial
7 Drew Hutchison Canterbury League Club
8 Max King Guardian Venue Management
9 Reed Mahoney HY-TEC
10 Josh Curran Intello IT
11 Viliame Kikau Waterview
12 Jaeman Salmon Zoom Energy
13 Kurt Mann Corellian
Interchange   Recovery Partners
14 Bailey Hayward Brushwood Engineering Group
15 Sam Hughes Khalil Lawyers
16 Kurtis Morrin AM PM Plumbing & Electrical
17 Blake Taaffe Platinum Rehabilitation Group
Reserves   Recovery Partners
19 Blake Wilson  
20 Poasa Fa'amausili  
21 Toby Sexton  
22 Jacob Preston  
23 Jake Turpin  
Coaching Staff Name Sponsor
Head Coach Cameron Ciraldo ShoeGrab
Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.